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Ben? Latinovits von Borsód
Main clerk of the county, the son of Miklós Latinovits, main judge and parliament ambassador (the family came to Bács county, settled down in Baja, received nobility on 23 September 1719); He was the first vice notary in 1811-38. He died on the 24 December 1872 in Baja at the age of 87.

Dániel Latinovits von Borsód
Was a soldier of 34th national defence battalion of Zombor since the autumn 1848. He took part in the fights in the upper-Tisza areas, advanced to the rank of sergeant. Becomes lieutenant in the forming 93rd battalion on 11 (15) May.

Elek Latinovits von Borsód
Joined the First Cavalry Regiment of the Kaiser, took part in the fights against the Serbian rebels. He joins the national defence army with his regiment in October. As part of the first legion he continues fighting with his corps in the southern areas in the spring and summer of 1849. Becomes lieutenant in November (1 December), advances to first lieutenant on 30 January. On 3 July he was promoted to the 3rd rank of honour.

Gábor Latinovits von Borsod
Was a provost canon and hononary bishop, Member of Parliament, son of judge Mika Latinovits. He was born on 14 March 1825 in Baja, studied in Kalocsa and Baja, philosophy in Eger, teology in Kalocsa. Became presbiter in 1848, was a chaplain assistant in Dentova for a year and a half, and was the chaplain of Vaskut in 1856-64. Becomes the parish priest of Baja in 1864, and then was named the provost of Tiszake?. In 1878 he become a canon at the cathedral of Kalocsa; also this year the city of Baja elected him to be a Member of Parliament; he represented Baja three times with his liberal program till 1893. He died on 8 May 1897 in Budapest, where he arrived from Kalocsa sick to go to Opatija for a holiday.

Géza Latinovits von Borsód
Member of Parliament, son of Illes Latinovits (who started a library in the Castle of Katymár, with 14.000 volumes) and Judith Latinovits, was born in 1863 at Pest. He studied at the Royal Catholic Grammar School, graduated in the 5th District Grammer School of Budapest. He studied law in Vienna, then in Budapest. He volunteered to serve the Kaiser's and King's 4th Cavalry Regiment for a year in Budapest; he became a reserve officer. He was the honorary first clerk; vice president of the History Association of Bács-Bodrog County, which he reorganized; he led archeological explorations in the area of the county with great results. Archduke Victor Luis named him Vice First Commissioner and flag-lieutenant in wartime for his service for the Red Cross. In 1890 he started his great journey, he travelled to Germany, Italy, France, England, Russia, Sweden, Norway, the Balkan states, Algeria, Turkey, Syria, Palestina, to the island of Ceylon and travelled all over British India. He had a public reading about his journey in India at the Hungarian Geographical Association. After he arrived home the city of Bács elected him Member of Parliament in 1897. In 1899 he placed the Latinovics archives in the Hungarian National Museum for preservation.

János Latinovits von Borsód
He joins the 39/1. Regiment on 3 November 1848. He was a warrant officer, became lieutenant on 1 February 1849, then first lieutenant at the 114th national defence battalion on 25 June (2 July) at the 2nd legion till the capitulation at Komárom. He was given a 3rd grade honorary medal.

Lázár Latinovits von Borsód
In 1848 he joins the Hungarian Ferdinand III cavalry regiment, fights in the southern areas, then joins the national defence army in the autumn. He becomes lieutenant on 9 January 1849, first lieutenant on 16 January at his regiment. He got injured at Vác in 10 April, then receives the 3rd grade honorary medal. He and his regiment capitulate at Világos.

Mihály Latinovits von Borsód
He served in the Ferdinand III cavalry regiment during the war of independence. He becomes a sergeant, then lieutenant in March 1849 (16 January). Ha capitulated at Világos.

Sándor Latinovits von Borsód
In the autumn of 1848 he joins the national defence's 2nd battalion of the Don Miguel regiment. He is promoted to sergeant during the fights at the southern areas, becomes lieutenant on 11 May 1849 at the forming 94th battalion.

Szaniszló Latinovits von Borsód
He was a city councilor, son of the royal prosecutor and parliamentarian Vincze Latinovits, born in December 1870 in Borsod. He studied in Kalocsa, where he got into poetry by the encouragement of his grammar and literature teacher, Kálmán Rosty. After graduation he joined Kalocsa's greatest seminary, here he become an eager member of the St. Augustine Group, a school of religious literature from the 60's. With his religious poetry he got the attention of cardinal Haynald, and won several awards from the group. He left his life as a priest in 1888, and then studied law in Budapest. After he took his comprehensive exam he becomes a notary assistant in several parishes of Bács County. Later he becomes the town councilor of Zombor.

Vincze Latinovits von Borsód
He was a royal prosecutor and parliamentarian, son of Szaniszló Latinovits and Flóra Gábry. He finished his judiciary studies, then before 1848 he was a civil servant in Bács County, and then took arms during the war of independence. During the Total Domination he was in captivity for a longer time. He was a parliamentarian in 1861, 1865, 1867 and 1869. On the general assembly of Bács County on 7February 1861 he proposed the famous petition to the king, in which the county insists upon the law of 1848. He died on 19 January 1886 in Baja at the age of 63.

János Latinovits von Katymár, J.D.
He was born in 1897 in Budapest. He studied in Budapest, Zürich and Cambridge. He took his doctorate in Budapest, after that he joined the foreign affairs, reachingthe rank of a federal attaché before resigning. He spoke most world languages; during his foreign study trips he visited China, Japan, Australia, Africa and America several times. He took an active part in the cultural and political life of the county, so he was honored with the life county committee member title by the Municipality of Bács County. He becomes the ambassador in the Upper House of Bács County, and then the county's first ispan on 6 November 1937.

Zoltán Latinovits von Katymár
He was an actor, won the Jászai Award in 1966, the Béla Balazs Award in 1970, Accomplished Artist title in 1975. He was an outstanding personality of the new Hungarian dramatics and poetry reading. He was born on 9 September 1931 in Budapest. He graduated from Attila József Grammar School in 1949. He studied as a turner, and then worked at bridge constructions as a semiskilled worker. During this he was a member of the independent acting group of the Hungarian State Railway Steel and Machinery Factory in 1952-56. He received a certificate at the Budapest University of Technology as an architect in 1956. During his studies at the university he prepared for his acting profession, he was a student of Sándor Galamb and Árpád Lehotay. He went to the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen as an actor assistant in 1956; soon he got attention for his extraordinary talents. In Miskolc he was already the leading actor of the troup. During acting career in the countryside he played in Kohout's How Big Love, and was Ruy Blas and Romeo also. He was a member of the Theatre of Comedy (1962-66), and then of the Thália Theatre (1966-68). For the season of 1968 he only contracted for roles, then went back to the Theatre of Comedy in 1969-71. In the autumn of 1971 he was actor and director in the Pet?fi Theatre of Veszprém, also performed in several films. He died in Balatonszemes on 4 June 1976.